10. Cell phone with internet access
Because you’ll need to look up the definitions of words you were only pretending to know in front of your students. For example, it’s a good thing if you’re “the bomb-dot-com” and a bad thing if you’ve been “salted.” And answer emails from your Program Manager, of course.
9. Hand sanitizer
Because you only get 10 personal days, and when you work in a school, germs are everywhere.
8. Stickers and/or candy
Because a good corps member understands that a little positive incentive can go a long way. Especially for a child that won’t do their homework.
Because without it, all the youth in Boston would probably be calling you “City Year.”
Because according to Team Leader Emily Bekenstein, who deliberately carries scissors in three different sizes, “There is always a bulletin to put up and letters to cut out, and you never know what size letters they might be.”
To be continued…
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